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My Best Scenic Drives in and around Cape Town

The Western Cape is blessed with a wide array of jaw-dropping, impressive country or coastal drives. From Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Route 62 and Cape West Coast, there is a drive for every kind of traveller… And, if you’re looking for some accommodation inspiration during your trip, look no further than Afristay.com, one of South Africa’s largest accommodation booking portals. […]

Restaurant Review: Sampling Cape Town’s Sensational Sentir

My first review for 2018 started off in a fine manner: with a sensational supper at Sentir Tapas and Spirits Space, one of newer arrivals to the Cape Town foodie scene. Situated within a 102-year-old building in Long Street (the street that never sleeps), Sentir Tapas and Spirits Space lies above the famous micro-bakery, Loaves on Long. Indeed, Sentir has […]

Travel Review: Gorgeous Canto Wines Hits All the Right Notes

The newly opened Canto Wines is the latest addition to the vibrant and increasingly popular Durbanville Wine Valley. So, when I stumbled across this lovely wine farm online, I couldn’t have been more excited, for I immediately sensed a new and undiscovered wine gem in the making… And I’m pleased to report, our recent visit on the first weekend of […]

Winelands Tea on the Deck at Pierneef à La Motte

The oh-so-elegant La Motte Wine Estate in Franschhoek is, if anything, one of the most perfect wine estates to enjoy a Winelands Tea. It offers preserved Cape heritage and outstanding talent, which permeates down from owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. This leading estate also oozes natural beauty and femininity; no doubt a result of Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg’s gentle overseeing touches… A culture of […]

Spread Your Wings with Travelstart’s Cheap Domestic Flights

For South African travellers, particularly those with a penchant for flying, it is surely music to your ears any time you stumble across an affordable local service… Fortunately – while I have yet to fly myself (though it’s definitely on my travel bucket list!) – I know that, through African travel industry leader, Travelstart, both local travellers, like myself, and international […]

Travel Review: Lourensford Wine Estate’s Brilliant Belgian Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Lourensford Wine Estate is a beautiful, lush paradise on the town edges of Somerset West. Not only does the estate enjoy prime Helderberg real estate, but it also offers one of the most gorgeous garden setting imaginable, with the impressive Helderberg peaks beyond. Roll up the elegant drive – peeling back one beautiful layer to the next, as you pass vineyards […]

Accommodation and Restaurant Review: Dunstone Country Estate and Winery, Wellington wows

Dunstone Country Estate, nestled beneath the shadows of the breath-taking Limietberg mountains, turned out to be the most fitting way for us to end our stellar 2017 wanderings. This impressive boutique wine estate and accommodation guest farm is as fine as any in the land – as we found out during our one-night stay at this gorgeous wine farm. Dunstone […]

Travel Review: Experiencing the Lindt Difference with Lindt Cape Town Outstanding Classes

Recently, my boyfriend and I were fortunate to experience first-hand the Lindt difference, when we joined a full, excited class of adults and one child (a rarity – because Lindt offers separate children’s classes) for a fun baking class at the trendy, hot-and-happening Silo District, V&A Waterfront. Trust me, if you loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a child, then […]

Travel Review: An Exclusive Tasting – Warwick Wine Estate for the Win

If there’s one way to describe Warwick Wine Estate – it would be as: pretty inspirational. Not least of all because this Ratcliffe family-owned and run estate has successfully raked in the wine awards over the years – but, perhaps more importantly, because of its pioneering original winemaker, Norma Ratcliffe. During the 1970s, Norma became South Africa’s first female winemaker […]

Picnic Review: Stunning Farm Picnic at Spier

Spier Wine Farm is a traveller’s destination of note… and if you think that makes it in any way ‘commercialised’, you are gravely mistaken. Spier is known for its amazing experiences – everything from Eagle Encounters to Segway tours – but it is also a place where Cape beauty, interesting art and good food come together. And, as our first […]